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Online video creator Dylan Marron calls some of the folks who wrote him hateful messages to ask one simple question: why? The results are sometimes awkward, often political, and always fascinating. In new episodes starting April 2nd, Dylan will moder...Show More

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Episode 1: You're a Piece of Sh*t

30:46 | Jul 31st, 2017

Dylan Marron makes popular social justice videos on the internet, so he gets a lot of hate messages. In the first episode of this podcast, he speaks with Chris, a man who called Dylan “a piece of sh*t”... among many other things. A Night Vale Present...Show More

Episode 31: High School Reunion

31:02 | Mar 25th

Dylan speaks to Carl, an old high school classmate, about something Carl wrote online seventeen years ago - before social media as we know it was even invented. If you’d like to be a guest on this show fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewho...Show More

Episode 30: Easy Target

37:09 | Mar 11th

Dylan speaks to Brian, a stranger who called him a gay slur. If you’d like to be a guest on this show fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a production of Night Vale Presents. Credits: D...Show More

Episode 29: Bob The Drag Queen

58:47 | Feb 25th

Celebrated drag queen & winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Bob The Drag Queen chats with James, a stranger who tweeted “I really really really don’t like Bob The Drag Queen.” If you’d like to be a guest on this show fill out the form at conversationswithp...Show More

Episode 28: Hypocrite

41:06 | Feb 11th

Jesse called Dylan a hypocrite. Dylan admits he may be right. If you’d like to be a guest on this show fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a production of Night Vale Presents. Credits: ...Show More

Episode 27: I Hate Amanda Palmer

1:08:14 | Jan 28th

Amanda Palmer is a celebrated musician and artist with a whole bunch of devoted fans… and some vocal detractors. In this episode Dylan moderates a conversation between Amanda and a woman who tweeted “I’m not sure I hate any celebrity the way I hate A...Show More

Episode 26: Happy & Merry

44:23 | Dec 24th, 2018

“Merry Christmas” can be a divisive phrase. In this episode Dylan connects two strangers who open up to each other about their respective feelings about the holiday season. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and mov...Show More

Listener Call: Nick

30:53 | Dec 10th, 2018

Dylan speaks with Nick, a listener of the podcast who had a very personal connection to one of the episodes. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohat...Show More

Listener Call: Jamie

32:04 | Nov 26th, 2018

Dylan speaks to a listener about their family dynamics. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a p...Show More

Listener Call: Kaleb

33:51 | Nov 12th, 2018

Dylan answers listener questions from a man named Kaleb. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a ...Show More

Episode 25: I Hope You're Eaten Alive

1:04:39 | Oct 15th, 2018

Benjamin was a guest on this show and K is a listener who became so upset by Benjamin’s comments said that she publicly wrote “Ben, if you’re reading this I hope you’re eaten alive by wild dogs.” Dylan connected them on a call for this season’s final...Show More

Episode 24: I Hate This Podcast

33:27 | Oct 1st, 2018

Dylan talks to Steve who really does not like this podcast at all. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com Conversations with People Who Hat...Show More

Episode 23: Unfriended

39:49 | Sep 17th, 2018

Jabari and Andrew were Facebook friends until the 2016 election tore them apart and one unfriended the other. Dylan connects them on a phone call for their first extended conversation about what happened. Want to be a guest on the show and take your...Show More

Episode 22: Is This Racist?

34:57 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Three years ago Lauren called in to Andrew Ti’s popular call-in podcast Yo Is This Racist? with a question. She felt Andrew and his guest co-host slammed her and has spent the last three years afraid that Andrew hates her. Dylan connects the two of t...Show More

Episode 21: Nauseating

30:19 | Aug 20th, 2018

Iain is a college senior who writes a bi-weekly column for his campus newspaper. In commenting on the current state of media he referred to Dylan’s past work as “nauseating” so Dylan called him up to chat. Want to be a guest on the show and take you...Show More

Episode 20: They/Them

44:05 | Aug 6th, 2018

Lindsay makes a web series that teaches young kids about LGBTQ issues. Lennox is a high schooler who wrote Lindsay a message saying the show is harmful to children. Dylan connects them on a call. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own onli...Show More

Episode 19: Latinx

37:45 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to the terms Latino and Latina. Kat Lazo is a content creator who made a video explaining why some people use it. Alvaro commented “this chic is annoying” beneath that video. Dylan connects them on the phone. ...Show More

Episode 18: Civility

35:46 | Jul 9th, 2018

Dylan connects two strangers to talk to about civility in the age of Trump. (Here’s a link to the article referenced in the episode.) Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at con...Show More

Episode 17: You Are a Liar

1:02:37 | Jun 25th, 2018

A rape survivor speaks to someone who called them a liar. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a...Show More

Episode 16: Bitch Talk About Palestine

21:27 | Jun 11th, 2018

Intesar told Dylan "bitch talk about Palestine" so Dylan called him up and they did. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com Conversations w...Show More

Episode 15: Teens and Guns

34:51 | May 28th, 2018

Two teenagers from opposite ends of the political spectrum speak to each other about guns in the United States. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewho...Show More

Episode 14: Digital Self-Harm

28:51 | May 14th, 2018

Alyson anonymously sent herself hateful and homophobic messages online. Dylan Marron asks her why. Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com C...Show More

Episode 13: Talentless Hack

24:23 | Apr 30th, 2018

Doug called Dylan Marron a “talentless propaganda hack” so Dylan called him up to ask why. Want to be a guest on the show and talk to someone who said something negative to you? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com Conversation...Show More

Episode 12: Burned At The Stake

33:16 | Apr 16th, 2018

Jaya wrote an essay suggesting the television show ‘The Office’ doesn’t hold up to today’s standards. The essay was tweeted out and Tom tweeted back that she should be “burned at the stake” for her opinion. Dylan connects the two of them on a call. ...Show More

Episode 11: The Trans Ban

32:12 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Tyler Gilmore is a veteran of the Marines who vocally expressed his support for the trans ban. In this episode Dylan connects him to Maddie Makara, a veteran who served for 16 years and recently came out as a trans woman. Want to be a guest on the s...Show More

Episode 10: Bigot Scum

40:51 | Feb 12th, 2018

Dylan moderates a conversation between two strangers who clashed online. Marcia is a stand up comedian and proud feminist who frequently writes things like “men are scum” on social media and Andrew is an “anti-feminist” who reached out to Marcia to c...Show More

Episode 9: Conclusion (For Now)

52:11 | Oct 2nd, 2017

To close out this chapter Dylan calls up people who love the show and have used it as motivation for conversations in their own life, including a conservative listener who’s a fan of the podcast. (Thanks for listening, we’ll be cooking up some new ep...Show More

Episode 8: (Don't) Kill Yourself

34:14 | Sep 25th, 2017

Content Warning: This episode contains a conversation about suicide. Dylan calls someone who publicly told him to kill himself and that people like him "deserve to be put on island to die." Credits: Dylan Marron (creator, producer, host), Christy Gre...Show More

Episode 7: Sissies and Flaming Queens

37:01 | Sep 18th, 2017

Lee publicly called Dylan a “flaming homo,” a “sissy,” a “flaming queen,” and an “idiot.” The twist? Lee is a gay man himself… with a fascinating life story. A Night Vale Presents production. Credits: Dylan Marron (creator, producer, host), Christy G...Show More

NIGHT VALE PRESENTS: Fall 2017 Trailers

11:53 | Sep 15th, 2017

We're excited to share Night Vale Presents' fall 2017 season! We're launching two brand new shows — I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats and It Makes A Sound — and the second season of Within the Wires, each of which offers a unique perspective on art...Show More

Episode 6: The Good Troll

32:27 | Sep 11th, 2017

Dylan calls James, a standup comedian and self-identified troll, who publicly wrote that Dylan was “condescending as f*ck.” James walks Dylan through the difference between a good troll and a bad troll. A Night Vale Presents production. Credits: Dyla...Show More

Episode 5: The Seeds of Hate

29:33 | Sep 4th, 2017

Today's guest not only doesn’t hate Dylan Marron, but at one point in the conversation he says he loves him. So why include this episode as part of the show? Listen to the end to find out why. A Night Vale Presents production. Credits: Dylan Marron (...Show More

Episode 4: Facts and Feelings

27:12 | Aug 28th, 2017

“Facts don’t care about your feelings.” At least according to Anna, a school teacher from the south. Listen as Dylan and Anna try to get to the bottom of why they see that catchphrase so differently… and why they both agree that Anna shouldn’t have s...Show More

Episode 3: The Call Is Coming from Inside the House

27:43 | Aug 21st, 2017

This isn’t just a “conservative versus liberal” podcast. This week Dylan speaks with Matthew, a left-leaning queer artist who publically posted that Dylan “represents some of the worst aspects of liberalism.” A Night Vale Presents production. Credits...Show More

Charlottesville

04:58 | Aug 14th, 2017

Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a production of Night Vale Presents. Credits: Dylan Marron (creator, producer, host), Christy Gressman (executive producer), Vincent Cacchione (audio engineer, mixer), Alen Rahimic (production manager). Theme ...Show More

Episode 2: Hurt People Hurt People

32:14 | Aug 7th, 2017

Dylan Marron calls Josh, a teenager who told Dylan that he was “the reason this country is dividing itself.” But the two quickly find out they have more in common than they think. A Night Vale Presents production. Credits: Dylan Marron (creator, prod...Show More

Conversations with People Who Hate Me – Teaser

03:32 | Jul 10th, 2017

Conversations with People Who Hate Me takes hateful conversations online and turns them into productive conversations offline. As a writer and video maker who focuses on social justice issues, Dylan Marron receives a lot of negative messages on the i...Show More